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Bronze baby Buddha found off WA’s north coast could be Ming treasure

Two West Australian men, while exploring the state’s north coast with a metal detector, have discovered a bronze Buddha figurine that could date back to the early Ming Dynasty.

  • Emma Young
  • WAtoday

If authenticated, the infant Buddha will be of high value and potentially historically significant if its arrival on the coast could be shown to predate the first European visits to Australia’s western coast.

Leon Deschamps and Shayne Thomson together run Finn Films, a company specialising in aquatic filming in the north coastal region, and are working with documentary filmmakers from France’s Nicolas Baudin Institute to shoot a…

The documentary will include the…

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